The Government's EECA Warm Up New Zealand: Heat Smart programme finishes on 30 June 2013. Building on the success of this programme the Government has announced a new 3-year investment programme into insulation. Visit EECA Energywise's Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes page for more details.
Community Energy Action is a charitable trust providing subsidies and advice to Greater Christchurch. They operate a range of charitable programmes helping people keep warm and healthy. Programmes currently include:
Community Energy Action can offer the following assistance:
Banks can provide insulation costs to be added to mortgages without fees. Environment Canterbury is working with to have this extended to home heating.Check out how you can add any balance to your existing mortgage, fee-free.
Right house offers insulation assistance (up to 100% for households on low income or have high health needs) using funding from the Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority Healthy Homes Project.
Visit Community Energy Action Charitable Trust for more information on what is available.
This winter we have a home heating assistance programme to help homeowners who are currently using solid fuel domestic heating appliances to change to cleaner forms of home heating. The subsidy can be used to purchase the appliance from any retailer based in Timaru. However, it is recommended that applicants deal with a reputable local supplier to obtain an accurate assessment of the correct size and type of replacement heater to be installed. Environment Canterbury is offering the following assistance:
$2000 (including GST) subsidy towards a pellet fire or EnergyStar accredited heat pump
$1000 (including GST) subsidy towards a replacement clean air approved woodburner
Existing woodburner or open fire must be removed or disabled.
Must be solid a fuel burner older than 15 years and used to heat the main living area
Home must be in Timaru gazetted air shed
Occupier (owner or tenant) must hold a current community services card or be able to show and income-related need
The property has not previously received financial support from Environment Canterbury towards heating replacement
Home heating subsidy assessment form (172 kB)Timaru map (1 MB)
(03) 353 9007
0800 324 636 (EC INFO)
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